Create Community

Create Community

Organizations and institutions can and should try to bring individuals together, but the real strength of a community is its people, their empathy, and their relationships. People who connect with and support others every day are often better prepared to protect themselves and help their neighbors, which can include vulnerable populations, in an emergency. The time and effort you put into building community today (e.g., volunteerism and blood donation) are investments made in personal health preparedness and community health resilience for tomorrow.

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CARE FOR EACH OTHER

Take care of yourself and each other and know when and where to find help.

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LEAD BY EXAMPLE

Inspire others to prepare their health for public health emergencies.

GET INVOLVED
GET INVOLVED

Volunteer in your community to improve everyone’s health and resilience.

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IMPROVE ACCESS

Support the personal health and healthcare needs of the whole community.

Community Health Resilience

Community health resilience measures the ability of people, businesses, governments, nonprofit groups, and faith-based organizations to work together to create systems that can withstand, adapt to, and recover from a public health emergency. The CDC’s Center for Preparedness and Response helps to build resilient communities through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement. Since 2002, PHEP has provided funding, guidance, and technical assistance that helps state, local, and territorial public health departments prepare for and respond to public health threats.

Page last reviewed: April 15, 2020, 09:35 AM